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The most popular based on a tabletop RPG games

Video games and tabletop RPGs (TRPG) players often share an affinity. Video gaming companies took advantage of that and the result is quite some games based on pen and paper RPG systems. The most popular of them all is Dungeons & Dragons, but it's not the only one. Megatraveller, Space 1889 and Realms of Arkania are just some of the licensed games based on a non D&D TRPG.

Most popular based on a tabletop RPG games

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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge

DOS19904.1/5 Westwood Studios
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge is a turn-based strategy game developed by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom in 1990. It is the sequel to "Crescent Hawk's Inception" and is set in the BattleTech universe, a fictional universe where noble houses and mercenary groups vie for power using giant robotic vehicles known as BattleMe...
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Autoduel

DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems
Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.
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Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
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Baldur's Gate

Windows XP/98/95LinuxMac1998protected4/5 BioWare
Baldur's Gate a fantasy RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe which is regarded as the RPG that brought new life in a dying genre in the late 90s. Baldur's Gate was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 1998 for Windows, Lunux and Mac. Some of the innovations that Baldur's Gate introduced to the RPG genre are the ...
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Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound

Windows2003canceled3.5/5 Black Isle Studios
Baldur's Gate III: The Black Hound was an unreleased role-playing video game that was intended to be the sequel to the critically acclaimed Baldur's Gate series. It was initially announced by Black Isle Studios, a division of Interplay Entertainment, back in 2002. The Black Hound was being developed using the Infinity Engine, the same engine used i...
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Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 Westwood Studios
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is a first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1991 as a sequel to the successful "Eye of the Beholder" game.Set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, specifically the Forgotten Realms ...
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The Temple of Elemental Evil

Windows XP/98/95Mac2003protected3.9/5 Troika Games
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HeroQuest

DOSMac19913.9/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
HeroQuest is a classic video game adaptation of the popular board game HeroQuest, released in 1991 by Gremlin Interactive. HeroQuest faithfully recreates the turn-based, dungeon-crawling, and role-playing gameplay of the board game. Players take on the roles of different heroes, including a barbarian, dwarf, elf, and wizard, as they explo...
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Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4.3/5 Nihilistic Software
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Secret of the Silver Blades

DOSMac1990protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Secret of the Silver Blades is a fantasy RPG set in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed and released by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1990 for DOS, Macintosh, Amiga and Commodore 64 systems. Secret of the Silver Blades is part of the Pool of Radiance series and uses the same "GoldBox" engine with isometric turn-based combat ...
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Neverwinter Nights

DOS1991protected4/5 Beyond Software
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Dark Sun: Shattered Lands

DOS1993protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Cyberlore studios
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Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures

DOSMac1993protected4.1/5 MicroMagic
After publishing a plethora of Gold Box titles, SSI decided to release a fantasy RPG based on the Forgotten Realms scenarios of Dungeons & Dragons where the player could create its own adventures. Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures (FRUA) is the ultimate Gold Box RPG and received praise from everyone who played it. If you loved Dark Knights ...
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Dark Queen of Krynn

DOS1992protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

DOS1990protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception

DOS19884/5 Westwood Studios
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Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected4/5 BioWare
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn is a party-based real-time with pause CRPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe that shares the same gameplay as the sequel: the much acclaimed Baldur's Gate. Shadows of Amn was developed by BioWare and released by Black Isle Studios in 2000 for PC (Windows) and Mac.
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy is a science fiction role-playing game (RPG) released in 1990. The Zhodani Conspiracy is the first installment in the MegaTraveller series and was developed by Paragon Software.MegaTraveller 1 takes place in the Traveller universe's Third Imperium, a vast interstellar empire. The plot revolves around a c...
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Dungeon Hack

DOS1993protecteddemo4.2/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Dungeon Hack is a dungeon-crawling role-playing game (RPG) developed by DreamForge Intertainment and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1993 for MS-DOS and is known for its randomly generated levels, making each playthrough a unique experience. The game is set in a first-person perspective, and players explore dungeo...
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Pool of Radiance

DOSMac1988protected4.1/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Space 1889

DOS19903.9/5 Paragon Software
Space 1889 is an abandoned top down RPG developed by Paragon Software and released in 1990 for DOS, Atari ST and Amiga. Space 1889 setting is classic science fiction, but is set in the Victorian. It's worth noting that Space 1889 is loosely based on the tabletop game of the same name.
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The Aethra Chronicles

DOS19943.9/5
The Aethra Chronicles is not a well know fantasy RPG, but it deserves some praise. It was developed by only one person (Micheal Lawrence) and, as the title implies, was intended to be the first volume of a saga. Unfortunately, volume two and three were never made. For a shareware game, Aethra was pretty solid and is still loved by the ones who play...
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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DND

DOS19844.1/5
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Icewind Dale

Windows XP/98/95Mac2000protected3.9/5 Interplay Productions
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Pools of Darkness

DOSMac1991protected4.2/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Pools of Darkness is a computer role-playing game (CRPG) developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It is the fourth entry in the "Gold Box" series of Dungeons & Dragons games, which are based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) ruleset. The game was released in 1991 for MS-DOS and later ported to other platform...
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Icewind Dale 2

Windows XP/98/95Mac2002protected3.9/5 Black Isle Studios